The National Catholic Review

July 7, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 1Whole No. 4615


Noble Lies?

Generations of college freshmen have puzzled over the ancient notion of the “noble lie.” “If anyone at all is to have the privilege of lying,” Socrates suggests in Plato’s Republic, “the rulers of the state should be the persons; and they, in their dealings either with enemies or with th


Graduation Excitation
John F. Kavanaugh
Is Anybody Listening?
Donald J. Moore
Correction, Si; Defection, No
Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo
Just Policing, Not War
Gerald W. Schlabach

Books and Culture

Getting Past Orthodox Doctrine
Pheme Perkins
There are Ph.D. dissertations yet to be written on religion according to Bill Moyers and the liberal intellectuals of Public Television.
School of the Holy Ghost
Brennan O
In the winter of 1951-52, Caroline Gordon had a vision of the triumph of Catholic writing in the United States.
Faith Matters
Robert F. Drinan
The title of this collection of 11 essays offers the hope that some consensus has developed on the way religion should coordinate with go
All of the Above
Richard A. Blake
God is a multiple choice quiz. Which God will we choose?

Columns and Departments

The Word
Who? Me?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
To Whom Should We Turn?
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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